08-22-2017 08:25 PM - edited 08-22-2017 08:26 PM
08-22-2017 08:25 PM - edited 08-22-2017 08:26 PM
The SharePoint team is excited to announce the new Group calendar web part! This web part will be added to the toolbox when creating team news articles and modern pages. We are rolling out to First Release customers now!
What are modern pages you ask?
“Modern team site pages are fast, easy to author and support rich multimedia content. And pages look great on any device, in a browser or from within the SharePoint app. Using pages is a great way to communicate and share your ideas—such as status and trip reports, how-to write-ups, know-before-you-go guides and frequently asked questions.” - from our blog post last year.
The Group calendar web part allows you to easily view the calendar of an existing modern group on a page. Just select the group you’d like to link, select the number of calendar events per page you’d like to show, and the web part will automatically populate the events.
Easily switch between past and upcoming events, get more details about a specific event, and even download the event to add to your calendar.
In the future, we will be listening to customer feedback and adding features! See our support documentation here.
08-22-2017 09:22 PM
It is good to see this new option but for those of us with a limited number of First Release users, it really is just advice of future functionality that presumably will go to GA for everyone at the same time.
What does this phrase mean, especially the underlined words: 'Per user first release flighting is not applicable when creating new content that could be seen/viewed by non FR enabled users.' Can we have that in normal English, please?
08-22-2017 11:13 PM
08-24-2017 01:12 AM
08-24-2017 01:35 AM
Completely agree with John. For the uninitiated, it's difficult to keep up! I broached this topic is the recent admin AMA and got a useful response but for now (pre-Ignite), it can be frustrating keeping track of new features being flighted.
Back to the main point, great to see another web part being added and such a useful one as well.
08-29-2017 10:23 AM - edited 08-29-2017 10:24 AM
08-29-2017 10:15 PM
08-31-2017 06:16 PM
The new Group calendar is a welcome addition to modern pages, especially so for sites that are Group-based.
Without wanting to detract from its usefulness, it only points to an Office 365 Group's calendar. It does not point to a non-Group-based site calendar.
A lot of our team sites are not Group-based (we've debated if they should or shouldn't and agreed on the latter for various reasons). Almost every one of those sites has at least one calendar.
Is there any chance that the same Group calendar web part will re-appear as a generic calendar web part that points to any calendar?
08-31-2017 07:22 PM
The Events calendar doesn't present information on the page from a site calendar as good as the new Groups calendar does; it does, of course, show Events nicely, but many of our site calendars have individual daily items like you see in standard Outlook (and now Group) calendars. See the screenshow for how our Leave Calendar looks like - what we really want to see is a list of items filtered for today, which is what we have done with SP2013.
08-31-2017 07:47 PM
08-31-2017 10:23 PM
09-01-2017 01:08 PM
I see! So each day you can see who's out - makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the feedback!
09-05-2017 01:51 PM
My supervisor is able to see the "Group Calendar" app in his list, but I still cannot. Would there be a reason why He can see and use it and I can't?
09-05-2017 01:54 PM
09-05-2017 01:54 PM
Maybe his account is set to First Release and Yours isnt? If hes already added it to a site along with adding a group to the calander, you should be able to see it on the page I would assume. Thats what I noticed by experience.
09-05-2017 02:53 PM
09-05-2017 02:54 PM
I alerted my boss about FR being setup on our account. He said we didn't have tenant, but we do have FR setup for specific users, so he added me to the list. And now all is well and Group Calendar is working for me. Thank you.
09-11-2017 05:23 AM
Sweet! I just got it not too long ago. Its handy to be on the lookout for new features and then you can test them before you roll them out to other users. I really like the new Modern Style of SharePoint so its a priority to get users on it asap.
09-27-2017 03:22 AM
Hi, there seems to be some issue with the web part. It is displaying incorrect time (one hour less than it should be) in the meetings that occur in the future eg. 17th of October. The time is shown correctly at the web part, in the meeting that is happening today. User and site timezone settings are ok, and the group calendar is displaying the meetings as they are. So it looks like the issue is within that new web part.
Any ideas what to do?
10-03-2017 11:46 AM
We are seeing the same thing but ours is 4 hours off. We are Eastern time zone. All timezone settings are accurate (both the sharepoint site and the calendar I'm sharing). Also is showing all day events as a 24h long event, which therefore is wrapping from late the day before to the next day. If I set the *sharepoint* site's timezone to 0:00 UTC it displays correctly (though still "midnight to midnight"). Please a) fix the timezone shift, and b) would love it if all day events just displayed as "all day"....
10-04-2017 12:28 PM
10-11-2017 05:45 PM
I also have an issue with the time displayed. It'ok OK in Outlook client and Web Access but off by 4 hours on the page.
I'm on the eastern timezone.
10-12-2017 10:01 AM
Thanks to everyone for reporting the date/time issue! We have a fixed and should be rolled out now. Please let me know if you still are experiencing this issue.
10-13-2017 07:23 AM
Not fixed! Didn't mention this before, but interestingly this is just an issue with all day events. An actual timed event shows correctly. But still getting the 4 hour shift on all day events, 8pm day before to 8pm day of....
11-09-2017 05:24 AM
Events with specific times are now showing in the correct time zone, but we're still seeing all day events marked as beginning at 7:00pm of the day prior and ending 7:00pm on the day of.
Any chance those events could just display as "All Day?"
11-09-2017 06:30 AM
Same for me. Specific times are now displaying correctly but all day are at 19:00 (or 7:00 pm).
This makes no sense because I am on the eastern time zone (GMT -5) and I don't understand how the usual 3 hours difference become 5.
@Alyssa Danesh I am available to help if required.
11-09-2017 02:32 PM
11-27-2017 06:29 PM
12-07-2017 06:04 AM
At first this web part was showing on all our site pages, Group and Communication. Now it's only showing on group pages and I need to put it on a Communication Site, What happened??
01-12-2018 01:35 AM
Any news regarding GA for the Group Calendar Web Part? I have a big customer demand for this!
01-12-2018 06:38 AM
01-12-2018 06:41 AM
Are you sure? It says that the full tenant needs to be in First Release? Has is changed?
01-12-2018 06:49 AM